|Farah at the Monument|
This time though, Farah deserves honorable mention - at least in my mind :-) I set out to just see what she would do. The reins were loose the entire ride. Leaving at a 13.9 mph trot that lasted until the first of the climbs then settled into 8-9. She trotted the seven-miles I found for her to the monument - going back to the old "training-loop" that Diane & I used to do. By the time we got there, we were just under seven-miles with a average speed of 8.9. Coming to the only water puddle on the mountain, Farah let me know that yes! She wanted a drink! She was smart about it, taking a few swallows, waiting a moment, then taking more. Once done she picked up a trot again on her own! At the monument, she was hungry & started grazing right away.